Authorities up reward to $15K for information on arson, pipe bomb in Burley

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BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Idaho State Fire Marshal released a new video of a person of interested related to the fire and pipe bomb in Burley. The state fire marshal along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will now be offering $15,000 in total for information to lead to the suspect.

In late January, two buildings in downtown Burley near Overland and Main Street were thoroughly burned, authorities determining it at arson.

The surveillance video shows a person running in an alley near the scene of the crime.

Kenneth Cooper, an acting assistant special agent for ATF's Seattle field division, said the suspect is an adult male, with long hair. However, Cooper said they are not sure if it's natural hair or a wig.

ATF is now offering $10,000 in addition to the $5,000 the state fire marshal offered back in February. The owner of the buildings decided to tear down the buildings a few weeks later.

While the reward goes up, ATF wants to broaden their search for suspects and Cooper said it's possible the suspect could be in Utah.

"It could be a local suspect, but we just would like a broader net, so to speak, set out. In case he fled or has ties somewhere else," he said in a phone interview.

If anyone has information about who could be involved, contact the Arson Hotline at 1-877-75 ARSON (27766).

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